Coast Guard, Canadian agencies investigating vessel hijacking on Niagara River

Coast Guard, Canadian agencies investigating vessel hijacking on Niagara River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Canada’s Niagara Regional Police and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a reported hijacking of a Canadian-flagged charter vessel by two Canadian men Tuesday afternoon. About 1:30 p.m. the master of an 18-foot Canadian charter vessel took his boat to Coast Guard Station Niagara, New York, to report that just...

Shiprider Training reinforces successful U.S. Coast Guard – Royal Canadian Mounted Police Partnership

Shiprider Training reinforces successful U.S. Coast Guard - Royal Canadian Mounted Police Partnership
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and their U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement counterparts are scheduled to participate in a rigorous two-week joint U.S.-Canadian maritime patrol training program starting Dec. 8, 2014, at the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, S.C. Under the Shiprider program, specially-trained, cross-designated Coast Guard and...

Impaired boater arrested after allision with moored sailboat

Impaired boater arrested after allision with moored sailboat
BOSTON — Coast Guard law enforcement crews assisted in the arrest of an impaired boat operator Sunday, near Portland Harbor, Maine. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Command Center received notification from a Casco Bay Lines employee of an allision between a 35-foot sailing vessel and the moored 50-foot sailing vessel Frances. A crew from Coast Guard Station South Portland...

US joins anti-piracy organization

US joins anti-piracy organization
WASHINGTON – The U.S. will become the 20th nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) on Tuesday. Established in 2006, ReCAAP’s mission is to enhance regional cooperation through information sharing, capacity building and cooperative arrangements in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships in the region. It is...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize  $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco
DETROIT – The Detroit-Windsor Shiprider team, made up of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, arrested two U.S. citizens and seized 1500 pounds of contraband tobacco over the international border near Algonac, Michigan, Thursday. The illegal contraband consisted of more than 1,500 pounds of water pipe tobacco with a retail value of approximately $485,000,...

Coast Guard investigates death of mariner in Hurricane Sound, Maine

Coast Guard investigates death of mariner in Hurricane Sound, Maine
VINALHAVEN, MAINE- The Coast Guard is investigating the death of a mariner discovered in the water alongside his unmanned fishing boat in Hurricane Sound. At 1:43pm, Coast Guard Station Rockland received a report from a Good Samaritan aboard a lobster boat who had discovered the incident. Coast Guard Station Rockland immediately launched a Response Boat Small. Maine Marine Patrol diverted two vessels...

Coast Guard aircrew assists police in locating criminal suspect in Oregon

Coast Guard aircrew assists police in locating criminal suspect in Oregon
ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew assisted the Cannon Beach Police Department in locating Jessica Smith, a suspect wanted by local law enforcement, Sunday. The aircrew’s flight mechanic spotted Smith about 15 miles east of Cannon Beach around 5 p.m. and relayed her position to local law enforcement personnel who subsequently apprehended her. The Cannon Beach Police Department requested the...

Joint fishing vessel boarding by Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay results in arrests in Garibaldi, Ore.

Joint fishing vessel boarding by Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay results in arrests in Garibaldi, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard issued a notice of 13 safety violations, including four especially hazardous condition issues, to the crew of a fishing vessel during a joint law enforcement boarding with the Oregon State Police in Tillamook Bay, Sunday. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay boarding team members identified numerous safety violations aboard the fishing vessel Jimco and the Coast Guard...

Northeastern Ohio Coast Guard unit cites boaters for boating under the influence

Northeastern Ohio Coast Guard unit cites boaters for boating under the influence
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and the Mentor–on-the-Lake, Ohio, police cited a boater for operating a boat under the influence of alcohol and cited another passenger on the boat for simple possession, Thursday afternoon, in the vicinity of Mentor Harbor. At about 2 p.m., while conducting a recreational safety boarding, a boarding team member from Coast Guard Station Fairport, Ohio, noticed empty...